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by STLflyer
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I just noticed that on the Google Maps satellite view for STL, there's not a single Southwest plane at the East terminal. I thought maybe this was post-COVID but the parking lots are full so the imagery must be pre-COVID. The only SW plane I could find is one lining up for takeoff on 12R. Is there a...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I didn’t really understand it either. Seems like a lot of money for something they may never use. Unless they have some charters that plan to use it and are going to help pay for it or something. Perhaps on hand for diversions that don't fit at a gate/ airport equipment cannot support push back aft...

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by STLflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Still don't get why people try to do this while in the air: AA2300 DFW-ORD diverts due to PAX trying to open door. https://www.kmov.com/news/passenger-tried-to-open-door-during-american-airlines-flight-diverted/article_80c99842-5dc3-11ea-9641-a3f451c3b8b3.html I guess what made me excited is that I...

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by STLflyer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL launches Tokyo Narita to Vladivostok today
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: JAL launches Tokyo Narita to Vladivostok today

TWA902fly wrote:
Korean Air even operates A330's into VVO regularly.


I was wondering how that worked with North Korea in the way - check out the flight path!. How much shorter would that flight be if they didn't have to avoid North Korean airspace?

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I know I should probably get used to the idea of long haul flights on narrowbodies because they're going to become more common, but I really hope it's BA since they'd use a widebody (I'd assume a 787) on the route. I know range isn't an issue, and the seats are theoretically just as comfortable (or ...

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by STLflyer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone know if the Battlehawks fly commercial or charter, and if it's the latter, what their flight number is?

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest international market to/from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Smallest international market to/from USA?

I'm sure you could find a seaplane flight between WA and BC that would technically count.

Not including those, YUL-BDL is served by a once daily Dash 8, that might be it.

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by STLflyer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Dammit, of course it's after I have to fly the devil's chariot to YYZ on a CRJ2 in April.

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

A buddy of mine is a 777 pilot for AC and says that the flights between small and medium sized cities and YYZ are really designed to feed international long haul. If they can get some companies to pay inflated prices for STL-YYZ, even better. Must be working because my employer's paid for a few of m...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

A DL 777 from Shanghai to ATL just diverted and landed at STL. Sounds like it is medical. Hope the passenger is okay, but damn, I work right under the approach for the 30s and just missed it by a half hour, it would've been right over my head if I was walking to my car at that time. My BIL has fami...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 777 Diversion Halifax
Replies: 16
Views: 4540

Re: LY 777 Diversion Halifax

Would they be permitted to travel the 30-40km into the city for the day or is that a sabbath no no as well Who is "they"? The passengers? It depends on how religious they are. I'm Jewish, but I'll drive on Saturday to a restaurant and eat ribs or a double bacon cheeseburger, so if it were...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296621

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

So who is going to investigate? Obviously the NTSB and Boeing aren't. I highly doubt anyone from another country's aviation investigation bureaus wants to travel to Tehran right now. And there's not a chance in hell Iran has the knowledge or experience to investigate this, not that I'd expect them t...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 803
Views: 83410

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I'm on one of those AA flights in June, connecting to LHR. I was wondering that too.

Think I'm on the earlier one since it's a pretty tight connection.

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by STLflyer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15406

Re: AA Strands Dallas Cowboys

Am I supposed to feel sorry for the Cowboys here? I despise AA, but we've all been delayed, stuck in airports for hours and hours, or been outright canceled and sent to a crappy airport hotel with 8 dollars in meal vouchers if we're lucky. I once spent 9 hours hanging around DTW until the wee hours ...

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by STLflyer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why WN’s international flights depart from the international gates? I was on STL-CUN today and we departed from E31. Thought maybe it was a coincidence, but I checked the history on FlightAware and it always departs from the intl gates, even though the inbound A/Cs arrive from domes...

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by STLflyer
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?
Replies: 46
Views: 6421

Re: Does Southwest buying Sun Country seem good?

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
Typical airliners.net...

"They have 737s too, they're the perfect merger partner!"


No kidding, I’m surprised no ones suggested that WN try to buy Ryanair.

“But they both have 737s!”

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by STLflyer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Diversion. I was wondering why a pax 744 would be coming to STL. It isn't a diversion. It is coming into town to take the WWE wrestlers, workers, etc to Saudi Arabia for their Thursday event. They have an office here? I think there was a WWE event here. According to Ric Flair's Twitter, it appears ...

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by STLflyer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 17788

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

32andBelow wrote:
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Plane-off-runway-at-Unalaska-Airport-563346322.html

1 reported dead. Only the second part 121 fatality since Colgan.


What about SWA1380?

I'm also surprised to see someone died - the plane looks like it's basically in tact.

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28860

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Always wondered where WN comes from, anyone know?

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by STLflyer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inconsistencies in Security Checks
Replies: 29
Views: 10005

Re: Inconsistencies in Security Checks

mxaxai wrote:
Another difference:
In the US and UK I have always been asked to take off my belt but never in Asia and only ocassionally in Europe.


I was asked to take my belt off in TPE the other day, FWIW

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-200ER Range?
Replies: 18
Views: 4529

Re: CRJ-200ER Range?

Hey All, Another interested night in the ORD region. There’s been a steady line of t-storms throughout the city for the past 4+ hours (or so its seemed) There’s been some interesting flight routes into ORD this evening but I was most surprised at AA3128, MEI to ORD that flew all the way west to Sal...

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by STLflyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 MLB Charters
Replies: 44
Views: 9220

Re: 2019 MLB Charters

OB1504 wrote:
What teams are currently using DL8880 and DL8889?


DL8880 is the Marlins and DL8889 is the Nationals. Pretty easy to compare flights with MLB schedules and figure it out

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19499

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Can you expand on these difference you speak of? It’s an entirely different kind of flying. I don't know where you came up with that idea but it remains the same kind of flying regardless of who owns the airplane. Maybe something is getting lost in the translation here? 6 years and 3,000 posts on a...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19499

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

BravoOne wrote:
Erebus wrote:
Yeah they can, but it might be an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.



Can you expand on these difference you speak of?


It’s an entirely different kind of flying.

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19499

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Dieuwer wrote:
So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.


Surely you can’t be serious.

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by STLflyer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports. The Southern version of White Castle, Krystal had an ATL location for years. The fact that its no longer there may tell you something! Though I have no reliable information of why Krystal left ATL, lease was up maybe? If you...

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

midway7 wrote:
I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports.

I don't think I've ever seen a Taco Bell in an airport either. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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by STLflyer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Eating White Castle before boarding a flight seems like a dangerous proposition.

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by STLflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know why the Cardinals charter switched from DAL8890 (which it's been for years) to DAL8884 a couple weeks ago?

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by STLflyer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

If you have to hide for 45 minutes in an airport john to prevent someone from kidnapping you, you've got bigger problems than Southwest tweeting out a flight number.

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by STLflyer
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information
Replies: 24
Views: 5288

Re: When does the Pilot of an inbound flight receive the gate/stand information

I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume? They were using the in flight WiFi, you could've checked it too. Every airline with WiFi that I've e...

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by STLflyer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Yay, 500 more people in west county. In all seriousness though, this was a good announcement and only puts us one step closer. One step closer to TATL? According to Boyd we aren't even on the radar. :!: https://www.aviationplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Top12-International-Growth.png I thi...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Over on FT saw DL 1870 SEA-ATL (752) diverted to STL the other day after a depressurization issue at FL370. That's quite the emergency decent. Landed on 24, according to AV Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca11030&opt=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1870/history/20190706/1440ZZ/K...

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by STLflyer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting how "intl growth" would depend on aircraft availability. Hasn't that been the case since day one for every airport in the world? Seems odd that they would say that They said they are at/near the top of the list for a few airlines but depends on aircraft availability. I would g...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 68
Views: 15937

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB

Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?
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Damn, how did we miss the Queen making a visit to STL a couple weeks ago?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB

Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?

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by STLflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41466

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Wow that flight actually has passengers on it. If they wanted to AVOID Iranian airspace they could have flown via Saudi Arabia/Egyptian airspace into Greek EU airspace and overnight in FRA/MUC instead of HNL. That would have been MUCH faster. I was wondering that too. The 777 has the legs to get an...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?
Replies: 47
Views: 8971

Re: Mesa E175 incident in ATL?

It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 4173

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Do people really have nothing better to do than watch Flight aware for random diversions, then criticize how the airline handled it even though they weren't on the plane? There's a reason why Delta's dispatchers have that job and you don't. If you think you can do better, then send your resume to De...

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by STLflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Came across a photo of the old Ambassador Lounge above C28 and C27 https://web.archive.org/web/20010611052918if_/http://www.cruisinaltitude.com:80/images/special/twb727lastflightstl/pigparty1stll.jpg Great find. That looks like it's an employee event. Was it before the lounge opened? I can't imagin...

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by STLflyer
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

IIRC, the FIS at the end of C would require local pax to STL to still reclear TSA to re-enter the C concourse, and then exit to landside with domestic pax. Then presumably they’d have to re-check bags in FIS, only to reclaim them at the T1 belts. Unless they could build some long tunnel or walkway e...

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by STLflyer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC Comms with SWQ2386 were completely routine and professional. Nothing worth listening to. Was hoping ATC would welcome the champs home or do something...

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC

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by STLflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

So, does anyone know if the Stanley Cup can be placed in a seat, or must it go in the cargo hold or overhead bin? ;)

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by STLflyer
Wed May 22, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

A while back someone had asked how HUX is sustainable. I wasted a lot of time today researching aviation and travel like a true a.netter when they have free time and apparently, there is a major subsidy program to increase tourism to Oaxaca, the state HUX is in, by the Mexican Federal Government to...

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by STLflyer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 8228

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Connections. My guess is there’s virtually no O&D traffic between the two cities., but people can connect to/from LAN in DTW for travel to points beyond.

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by STLflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 217455

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Jshank83 wrote:
Dallas Stars plane at STL. 767

Image


Are they parked at a gate?

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by STLflyer
Thu May 02, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5561

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

To the best of my recollection, only Turkish Airlines and Plus Ultra are the only airlines left whose flight crews layover at CCS. Mind you they do not stay in Caracas proper, but in beach resorts near the airport. Today's situation is an extreme, but Caracas as a layover destination has been rough...

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by STLflyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4995

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

wjcandee wrote:
E175 looks like a "real" airliner. Shouldn't affect public perception of the airport. (?!)

It was a CRJ-200. Those are bad enough on a good day.

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